Why we love this 7ct D Internally Flawless Marquise…
A marquise cut diamond features 58 facets and an elliptical shape with pointed ends. It’s
origin dates back to the 18th century when King Louis XV of France commissioned a
jeweller to design a cut shape that resembled the lips of his mistress, Madame de
Pompadour. Over time, the marquise cut developed into the distinctive shape known
The name “marquise” refers to a hereditary rank above a count but below a duke and comes from the fact that courtiers wore marquise cut diamonds in order to show off their rank.
Though the marquise cut began as a cut for diamonds, it is widely used with other gems
like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
Because marquise diamonds are long and narrow, they can also create the illusion of
greater size. Carat for carat, the marquise diamond has one of the largest crown surface
areas of any diamond shape, making it a good choice when trying to maximize the
perceived size of a diamond. Like the oval diamond, the marquise cut diamond's elongated shape can make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer.
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